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Williams helps lead Raptors past Timberwolves 113-99

Toronto Raptors’ DeMar DeRozan, front, drives past Minnesota Timberwolves' Adreian Payne in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, April 1, 2015, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Toronto Raptors used their depth, ball movement and scoring balance to wear down a worn-out Timberwolves team.

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Mavs beat Thunder 135-131 despite Westbrook triple-double

Dallas Mavericks forward Chandler Parsons (25) shoots in front of Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kyle Singler (5) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Dallas won 135-131. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Dallas coach Rick Carlisle has been in the NBA as a player or coach for most of the past 30 years.

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Olynyk overcomes eye injury, leads Celts past Pacers 100-87

Boston Celtics center Kelly Olynyk sports a black eye incurred during pre-game warm-ups during the first half an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers in Boston Wednesday, April 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

BOSTON (AP) — Kelly Olynyk stood against a wall in the middle of the locker room, looking more like he just left a boxing ring than a basketball court.

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Harden’s career-high 51 lead Rockets over Kings 115-111

Sacramento Kings' Jason Thompson, center is between Houston Rockets Terrence Jones, left, and James Harden chasing after a loose ball in the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, April 1, 2015, in Houston. The Rockets won 115-111. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden strengthened his case for the MVP award with a career-high 51 points, and the Houston Rockets squandered a huge early lead but held on for a 115-111 win over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night.

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Gortat’s double-double leads Wizards past 76ers 106-93

Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) shoots past Philadelphia 76ers forward Luc Mbah a Moute, (12), center Henry Sims (35) and guard Isaiah Canaan (0) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, April 1, 2015, in Washington.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Marcin Gortat scored 23 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, Bradley Beal added 20 points, and the Washington Wizards defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 106-93 on Wednesday night.

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